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The Ghost Story As Female Gothic
Diana Wallace

Wallace explores nineteenth-century ghost stories written by Elizabeth Gaskell, and later tales by May Sinclair, and Elizabeth Bowen. Using ideas drawn from Modleski and Irigaray she argues that such tales explore how a patriarchal culture represses/buries images of the maternal. She further argues that the ghost story enabled women writers to evade the marriage plots which dominated the earlier Radcliffean Female Gothic, meaning that they could offer a more radical critique of male power, violence and predatory sexuality than was possible in either the realist, or indeed Gothic, novel. Wallace argues that the ghost story functions as the ‘double’ or the ‘unconscious’ of the novel, giving form to what has to be repressed in the longer, more ‘respectable’ form.

Gothic Studies
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Then and Now
Andrew Smith and Diana Wallace

Gothic Studies
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Kasee Clifton Laster, Marie Mulvey-Roberts, Diana Wallace, Alison Chapman, Diane Mason, Ben Knights, Paul Russell, Sara Martin and Jeff Wallace

Gothic Studies
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Helen Burke, Lauren Fitzgerald, Jerrold Hogle, Diana Wallace, Linnie Blake, Tim Haner, Jeff Wallace, William Hughes and Scott Stalcup

Gothic Studies
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Pierre Arnaud, Nicholas Daly, Tessa Hadley, Nick Freeman, Tim Engles, David Cody and Diana Wallace

Gothic Studies
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Diana Wallace, Lisa Hopkins, David Seed, Andrew Smith, Susan Gatti, Douglas Anderson, Helene Meyers and Adriana Craciun

Gothic Studies
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Laurie Garrison, Avril Horner, Robert Miles, Lyn Pykett, Carol Senf, Joel Terranova and Diana Wallace

Gothic Studies
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Diana Wallace, Andrew Smith, Martin Willis, William Hughes, Lisa Hopkins and Anne Close

Gothic Studies
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Amanda Dewees, Jacqueline Howard, David Seed, Amanda Boulter, Neil Cornwell, Lisa Hopkins, Marie Mulvey-Roberts, Diane Long Hoeveler, Marcie Frank, Paul Russell, Martin Priestman, Dan White, Andy Smith, Diana Wallace, Diane Mason and Crede Byron

Gothic Studies